Presentations from the Q2 2011 meeting held on June 7 2011

Presentation 1: Microsoft BI User Group Updates & Announcements
BI User Group Presentation June 7 2011.pptx

Presentation 2:
So Happy Together -Tips for Getting the Most from SSRS in SP Integrated Mode
So Happy Together - Tips for Getting the Most from SSRS in SP Integrated Mode.pptx

Operating Reporting Services in SharePoint integrated mode adds a number of features to the SSRS environment. Learn why your organization should consider running in SP integrated mode or if your organization is already using SP integrated mode, make sure you are getting the most out of this environment.

About the speaker: Brian Larson (Vice President of Technology, Superior Consulting Services) is the author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services, 3rd edition and Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2nd edition - both from McGraw-Hill Professional. Brian served as a contract member of the Reporting Services development team and contributed to the original SSRS code base. He is a former columnist for SQL Server Magazine and is the Vice President of Technology for Superior Consulting Services. With more than 25 years of experience in the computer industry, and 21 years as a software development consultant, Brian is an MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer 2008 as well as an MCDBA and has presented at national conferences and events, including the SQL Server Magazine Connections Conference, the PASS Community Summit, and the Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference. Brian has provided training and mentoring on Reporting Services and business intelligence across the country.

Presentation 3: Giving wings to BI with PowerPivot: Buffalo Wild Wings success story

Buffalo Wild Wings Wings to BI with PowerPivot.pptx

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc continues to be among leaders in the restaurant industry for growth and earnings. Limited budgets spurred the development of proprietary reporting systems with simple mechanisms to allow Buffalo Wild Wings to track basic operational performance. The company’s more sophisticated needs are now starting to exceed the limitations of the legacy reporting systems. Continued high growth, creative sales promotions, and marketing demands have led to large data volumes and increasing demand for more sophisticated reporting.

See how the familiarity of Excel, with the new PowerPivot plugin, helps us introduce Business Intelligence concepts to users otherwise comfortable with their legacy systems. See how a relatively small investment having significant payback by helping the business define its requirements, understand BI potential done right, and look beyond legacy systems. We will present a couple of hands-on working report samples that help users understand the relationships between data, and clarify business requirements. We’ll talk about how these efforts help highlight the business case and garner support for a true Business Intelligence initiative.

About the Speaker: Ken Yokanovich (Data Guru, Buffalo Wild Wings) joined Buffalo Wild Wings in 2007 to help support the software development and support for existing systems looking for new opportunities and areas for challenge. Ken has faced interesting challenges, tight budgets, and met growth requirements with creative solutions. Prior to joining BWW, Ken worked for Epicor software 10 years as a custom solutions developer for manufacturing companies specializing in system interfaces, logistics, and sales processing. With a background in operations management and distribution, the experience translated well to working with clients to help provide sound business solutions.


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